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Free resource guide helps grow NSW tourism industry

15 February 2012

Destination NSW today launched its first consolidated Co-operative Marketing Prospectus, giving NSW tourism and events industry stakeholders a comprehensive guide to the resources available to help grow their businesses.

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Australian open of surfing takes over Manly beach

10 February 2012

NSW Minister for Tourism and Major Events, George Souris, today officially launched the inaugural Australian Open of Surfing, set to take over Manly Beach from February 11 - 19...a nine day festival of surf, skate and music action.

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NSW still tops for Chinese visitors

8 February 2012

Visitor numbers to NSW from China continue to grow steadily according to official figures released yesterday.

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Lion King premieres in Sydney

7 February 2012

NSW Minister for Tourism, Major Events and the Arts, George Souris, today announced that one of the most popular musicals in history, THE LION KING, will play Sydney's Capitol Theatre from December 2013.

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New airport hotel a vote of confidence in Sydney

3 February 2012

Minister for Tourism and Major Events, George Souris, has today turned the first sod on the construction site of a four star hotel being built outside the International Terminal of Sydney Airport.

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Kylie Minogue celebrates 25 years at Sydney Mardi Gras

27 January 2012

The New South Wales Minister for Tourism, Major Events and the Arts, George Souris, today announced that pop legend Kylie Minogue will be a special guest at this year's Sydney Mardi Gras.

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Chinese New Year a boost for NSW tourism

23 January 2012

Minister for Tourism and Major Events, George Souris, today welcomed the start of the Chinese New Year tomorrow; pointing out that Sydney's celebration of the Year of the Dragon is the largest outside Asia.

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Destination NSW welcomes Air Asia X flights to Sydney

17 January 2012

Minister for Tourism and Major Events, George Souris today announced that the NSW Government and its partners have secured AirAsia X services from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney.

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Sydney confirmed as a top international destination

16 January 2012

Minister for Tourism and Major Events, George Souris, today said that NSW was Australia's top tourist destination, confirmed by the number of international tourism awards that Sydney won throughout 2011.

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Major events boost State’s economy

9 January 2012

More than half a billion dollars has gone into the NSW economy from the State's events calendar for 2011, according to Minister for Tourism, Major Events and the Arts, George Souris.

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